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Dining Stipend Opportunity Available for Africana Studies Minors

In partnership with UCF Business Services, the UCF History Department offers the UCF Africana Studies & Business Services Dining Stipend. The stipend is All Access 7 Dining Meal Plan Stipend for both Fall and Spring semesters, valued at $3,960. Africana Studies minors are encouraged to review requirements and submit applications by August 10, 2018.  Learn more… Read more »

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series Focuses on Sociology and History

                    The Africana Studies Program recently concluded its spring semester James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series . The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This semester’s feature speakers included sociologist and UCF professor Dr. Jonathan Cox, UCF history professors Dr…. Read more »

Local magazine features Africana Studies scholarship in recent issue

Africana Studies was featured in the Caribbean American Passport news magazine. The publication covered the John T. Washington scholarship luncheon that took place during 2018’s Black History Month. The luncheon honors Washington, who was the first African-American professor at UCF, by providing students with scholarships to further their education.   To read the article in… Read more »

Annual Dr. John T. Washington Scholarship Luncheon honors four recipients

The UCF Africana Studies Program Awards held its annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service and Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 19, 2018. The awards luncheon honors Dr. John T Washington, one of UCF’s first African-American professors, by recognizing UCF students along with community adults and youth who have made outstanding contributions to our local area…. Read more »

Florida veteran establishes a legacy of honor and valor

When Joe Tillmon was in elementary school, segregation was still legal. However in the 5th grade, when Tillmon’s all black school became an integrated institution, he found himself as one of the only two black boys in his class. One day after a social studies lesson, while Tillmon was at recess, a classmate told him… Read more »

New African American Primary Source Collections now available at UCF Libraries

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries, the Department of History, and the Africana Studies program would like to announce the acquisition of two new African American primary source collections. These are the second of a two-part technology fee proposal. The first phase led to the acquisition of six new databases: Black Abolitionist… Read more »

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series- Fall 2017

The Africana Studies Program recently concluded this year’s James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series. The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This year’s feature speakers included: Visual Artist and UCF professor Dr. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, inspirational speaker Khalil Osiris M.A., and Founding President of the Central Florida chapter… Read more »

ASALH 2017 Chapter

The Africana Studies program is now a chartered member of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH, which was established on September 9, 2015. The organization aims to continue Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s legacy by promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting and disseminating information about Black life, history and culture to… Read more »